A microlight is an aircraft built within certain design parameters:
It has a maximum of two seats, a maximum total weight authorised of 300-495kg (depending on type) and a specified stalling speed. Many different designs meet the microlight definition. Put simply, a microlight is a very light aircraft that is great fun to fly!
Our school fleet comprises two flex-wing aircraft (a Pegasus Quantum and a Pegasus Quasar, both of which have Rotax 582 2-stroke engines) and one fixed-wing aircraft (a FlighLight SkyRanger Swift with a Rotax 912S 4-stroke engine). The two flex-wings cruise easily at 60mph, the maximum permitted speed being 90mph. The fixed-wing cruises comfortably at 80-120mph.